MSA Manufacturing Ltd. (MSA) (stand L30) is exhibiting at Advanced Engineering 2019, NEC, Birmingham (30-31 Oct), where it will be promoting its enhanced production space and improved processing capabilities; 16,500 sq. ft. of new factory space and improved processes were added in 2019 for reinforcement kitting and preforming, increasing capacity and customer service. MSA is an independent UK supplier, specialising in the machining, slitting, cutting and kitting of materials for the composites industry.
From its expanded 45,000 sq ft site in Wimborne, Dorset, MSA runs three factory units, providing a wide range of services to OEMs and Tier 1 composite part manufacturers looking to outsource some or all of their material and kitting requirements. The MSA team finds clever ways to provide time and cost saving material solutions without compromising quality, helping companies improve productivity.
Material outsourcing services provided by MSA include: core and composite plate machining and kitting; cutting /slitting and kitting of 2D/ 3D reinforcement fabrics, prepreg, adhesive film, peel-ply and surface veils; 2D preform kit assembly of multilayer bonded reinforcements; CNC machining – 3 & 5 axis milling, waterjet, wire, knife (ply) cutting.
Added value digital engineering services provided include: kit designing from CAD and templates; surface flattening; 3D scanning and 2D digitising. MSA also does reverse engineering and prototyping, optimising material processes and developing sub-assemblies.
MSA serves a variety of composites markets and applications, supplying materials and custom kits for monolithic and sandwich design composite components from small, complex shaped parts to large structures, such as yacht hulls and decks and wind turbine blades.
Being independent, MSA provides complete supply chain flexibility of using either free issue materials or approved material suppliers. MSA is LRQA ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and JOSCAR Stage 2 accredited, providing full traceability of materials and parts, also able to offer PPAP, covering engineering and manufacturing.